HL7 Standards - Section 1: Primary Standards

SECTION 1 Primary standards are the most popular standards integral for system integrations, and interoperability. Our most frequently used and in-demand standards are in this category. (This section also includes the Version 2 and Version 3 solution sets, which encompass all standards relative to that version. Individual V2 and V3 standards are sold independently in the corresponding categories.)

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Name Description Type
CDA® Release 2

The HL7 Version 3 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) is a document markup standard that specifies the structure and semantics of "clinical documents" for the purpose of exchange between healthcare provi...

Context Management Specifications (CCOW) V 1.6

Aimed at facilitating the integration of applications at the point of use, CCOW Context Management Specification is a standard for both internal applications programming and runtime environment infrastructure that complements Health Level...

HL7 Version 2 Product Suite

HL7’s Version 2.x (V2) messaging standard is the workhorse of electronic data exchange in the clinical domain and arguably the most widely implemented standard for healthcare in the world. This messaging standard allows the excha...

Informative, Normative
HL7 Version 3 Product Suite

The Health Level Seven Version 3 (V3) Normative Edition—a suite of specifications based on HL7’s Reference Information Model (RIM)—provides a single source that allows implementers of V3 specifications to work with the full ...

HL7 Version 3 Standard: Structured Product Labeling, Release 4

The HL7 Version 3 Structured Product Labeling (SPL) specification is a document markup standard that specifies the structure and semantics of the content of authorized published information that accompanies any medicine licensed by a ...

HL7/ASTM Implementation Guide for CDA® R2 -Continuity of Care Document (CCD®) Release 1

The Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is a joint effort of HL7 International and ASTM. CCD fosters interoperability of clinical data by allowing physicians to send electronic medical information to other providers without loss of meani...